We weren’t even aware that he was under investigation, but apparently, Danny Welbeck will not face any retrospective action from UEFA for the tumble he took against AC Milan that resulted in a penalty that he converted.
The controversial spot-kick made the score 1-1 in the second-leg after the Italians had threatened a comeback after taking the lead. Arsenal went on to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate and will now face CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals.
Given that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup tied and Alex Lacazette is still working his way back from knee surgery, it’s just as well that Welbz is going to avoid a European suspension. No doubt the Russians will be quaking in their boots at Arsenal’s ability to con international officials, just like their dear leader.
BREAKING: @Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will not face any retrospective action from UEFA over his alleged dive against AC Milan.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 19, 2018
It’s not all good news for Danny though, the National Association of Red Top Journalists have banned him from their annual summer kickabout, usually held at Moral High Ground Park, just outside London in July.
An insider at the secretive club told Arseblog News, “A couple of our most esteemed members were physically sick when they saw what Danny did. We even had reports that one chap vomited before he’d even had a chance to see the incident…his piss was so boiled by Arsenal fans on Twitter he nearly combusted. Danny definitely won’t get a call to play with us.”
Pressed as to whether Dele Alli would still get an invite, the source said: “Of course. Why wouldn’t he?”